Thursday, May 19, 2016

(Party) On Wisconsin

If you're not from these parts, you might be surprised by details in this story, Wisconsin is home to the nation's heaviest drinkers. Even I was a bit taken aback, and I know how common bars are across the towns of Wisconsin.

The story lists the 20 cities in our country with the highest percentage of residents who self-report their binge drinking. Twelve of them are in Wisconsin, including the top four cities, and seven of the top 10.

Pretty incredible. There's not a city of any size in Wisconsin that's not on the list. (Well, okay, Kenosha has 100,000 people and it's not on the list, but it's also almost a suburb of Chicago.)

I wonder if this has always been the case or if they've been driven to drink by the Scott Walker administration.


Update: Well, bad news for Kenosha... I guess they were already counted in the Racine figures as a combined metropolitan area, so nope. Every city of any size in Wisconsin is on the list.

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